Picture Book Reviews – 6 Books by Author Sherrill S. Cannon

17275723Title: Manner-Man

Author: Sherrill S. Cannon

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

Release Date: Jan 3,2013

Website: cannon.bookblogworld.com



Book Summary:

“I am strong, and my flash is bright, And I will defend you and make things all right.” These are the magic words to call upon Manner-Man – a superhero who can help control bullies and teach children ways to be considerate of others. Manner-Man arrives, shouting “To the Rescue,” helping children learn about sharing and warning about not ‘hitting with words.’ He teaches that if someone starts pushing, just shout out “not nice!” Meet the children who form the Manner-Man team and find out how to join! Manner-Man incorporates messages and characters found within some of Cannon’s earlier books – helping children learn how to cope with bullies and look within themselves for their inner superhero! This is the fifth rhyming children’s book by this award-winning author whose other bestselling books include Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift. Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won a dozen awards for her four previous rhyming books and is also the author of six published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called “a modern day Dr.Seuss” – GMTA Review.

Publisher’s website: http: //sbpra.com/SherrillSCannon

Cheryls review
Manner-Man is in a series of books by Sherrill S Cannon to teach kids manners and
other social skills to help them succeed. She approaches each story in a way that entertains and captures kids’ attentions. Manner-Man is a super hero that kids can call upon to break up fights and stop bullying. Manner-Man teaches kids how to handle these tough situations. While Manner-Man is entertaining to kids, it gives parents and teachers the perfect opportunity to teach important principles. Many characters from Sherrill’s previous books make an appearance in Manner-Man. It is not necessary to have read those books, but for those that have it is fun to see these characters make a cameo appearance. Sherrill provides a great resource for having important conversations with kids in a fun way.

 
Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!
Content: Clean
Ebook for review

This book can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

 

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Title: Gimme-Jimmy

Author: Sherrill S. Cannon

Publisher: SBPRA

Release Date: Mar 12,2012



Book Summary:

How a Bully Learns to Share … “James Alexander’s nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, “Gimme.” Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy’s concern when he found that every time he said the word “Gimme,” his hand grew larger! Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said, “Please” and “Thank you,” his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new “Polite Rule” and found out that it was much more fun to share. Author Sherrill S. Cannon wrote three children’s books that garnered prestigious awards in 2011. In less than two years, this award-winning grandmother of nine had three books and five children’s plays published. Gimme-Jimmy is her fourth book. Her earlier book The Magic Word received a Readers Favorite Gold Medal, a NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award and a Global eBook Finalist Award; Santa’s Birthday Gift received a National Indie Excellence Finalist Award and a Readers Favorite Silver Medal; and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys won a Readers Favorite Bronze Medal and a USA Best Books Finalist Award. These three award-winning titles are all available as eBooks, and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is also available as an app. A former teacher, Sherrill S. Cannon of Great Bend, Pennsylvania, is retired and travels the country with her husband in an RV, going from coast to coast to visit their children and grandchildren, sharing her wonderfully rhyming books along the way.


Cheryls review



Gimme-Jimmy is a cute play on the story of Pinocchio. Instead of a nose that grows
longer with each lie, Jimmy has a hand that grows larger each time he says “gimme” rather than politely sharing with friends. Through Jimmy’s struggles parents and kids can have conversations about the importance of being polite in a fun way. With special appearances from other characters in Sherrill’s books, kids can enjoy learning important
skills. I really enjoyed sharing this story with my little one and helping her learn how to be polite.

 
Rating:  5 stars – I loved it!!!
Content: Clean
Source: Ebook for review
This book can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

11330760Title: The Magic Word

Author: Sherrill S. Cannon

Publisher: Eloquent Books

Release Date: Feb 9,2011



Book Summary:
The Magic Word is one that everyone needs to learn. “Elisabeth Keys never said thank you, excuse me or please. She made fun of people, she’d argue and tease. She took what she wanted whenever she could, Elisabeth’s manners were not very good.” So begins the rhymed story of Elisabeth, who discovers her lack of friends when no one wants to come to her birthday party. Her mother suggests that she learn to be considerate of others and to say “please” as well as “thank you.” She should treat others “the way that you know you would like,” and should “think more about others and less about you.” When Elisabeth goes to school the next day, she remembers her mother’s advice and uses the magic word “please.” She also tries to become more thoughtful of others. Imagine her pleasure when she returns home to find out that her new friends are all coming to her birthday party. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if children could learn at an early age to be polite and thoughtful of others! This wonderful rhyming book will have your kids saying “please” before you know it! A former teacher, Sherrill S. Cannon of Great Bend, Pennsylvania, is now retired and travels the country with her husband in an RV, going from coast to coast to visit their children and grandchildren, sharing her books along the way. She tends to think in rhyme and has written several children’s books including Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift.

Cheryl’s Review 

Thoughtful, rhyming story to teach manners in a cute, fun way! My four year old
and I enjoyed reading together and anticipating what would happen next to Elisabeth. The rhyme allowed us to anticipate when please needed to be said so that my daughter could chime in on that word. Cute illustrations had us guessing what would happen next all along the way. 

 

 

Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!
Content: Clean
Ebook for review

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8563588 Title: Santa’s Birthday Gift

Author: Sherrill S Cannon

Publisher: Eloquent Books

Release Date: Nov 3,2009



Book Summary:

If your child or grandchild has ever wondered where Santa fits in with the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Santa’s Birthday Gift. Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder – as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. The cleverly-written, rhyming book reveals Santa’s adventure from toymaker to star follower — right into the heart of Bethlehem where he meets Baby Jesus in the manger. Delivering toys to a king is a touching experience for both Santa and readers alike, as they discover where the tradition began — Santa makes a promise to Jesus to bring gifts to good boys and girls each year on Jesus’ birthday. This delightful story is engaging and delivers meaningful lessons using recognizable nativity characters, and of course, Santa and Jesus. Author Sherrill S. Cannon says her inspiration for this book came from her granddaughter who, after hearing the Christmas story, asked, “But where’s Santa?” Cannon has been weaving stories and poems even before she could write. She enjoys the creative process and says her goal in each book is to teach good manners, as well as caring for others. Her background is in physical education, sports photography and she also had a column in a newspaper. Cannon is already working on several new children’s books.

Cheryls review

I struggled with my rating of this book. I absolutely love instilling the idea in children that Santa gives gifts on Christmas to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. That message is presented beautifully here. I struggled a bit with the way he shows up at the nativity, even though the author herself prepared me for this. Perhaps I just don’t want to confuse children that he was really there. Maybe if it had been part of a child’s dream I might have been more comfortable with it. Still, the story is very sweet and a great way to teach children. As long as I read it with my child explaining my views about the first Christmas, I think this story is a great tool to teach with. It gives us a great deal to think about and starts a great discussion with children about Christmas and how we celebrate it.

 
Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book!
Content: Clean
Ebook for review

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20814629Title:My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Author:Sherrill S.Cannon

Publisher:Strategic Book Publishing

Release Date:Jan 31,2014



Book Summary:
Have you ever seen a “work of art” worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school?

The dual perspective of “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” and just a little bit of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is evident in this clever artwork story of a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home.

Illustrated from the point of view of a child, whose identity is left to the imagination of the reader since all of the illustrations are what the child sees, the fingerpaint print is interpreted by official “judges” as well as by bystanders. Should people be influenced by what others see, or use their own self-esteem to make their own judgments?

This is the sixth rhyming children’s book by this award-winning author, whose other bestselling books include Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift.
Cheryls review


Thoughtful and cute! I loved the rhyme and the bright colors throughout. My four year old daughter and I enjoyed imagining her art floating away. While that would make her sad, winning a contest would be fun. She immediately began planning her next art project. We enjoyed looking for the hidden pictures in the masterpiece! I like books like this one that spark the imagination!

 
Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!
Content: Clean
Ebook for review

This book can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

 

 

8573894 Title: Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

Author: Sherrill S Cannon

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

Release Date: Apr 9,2010



Book Summary:

In a house in the forest all covered with vines, Lived a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.” Thus begins the rhymed story of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys. Peter’s mother warns him that if he cannot stop whining and crying, he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. His adventure continues as he later hops into the woods and finds lots of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are very ill-mannered and rude, and that everything is sour in Whimper-Whineland. He decides his mother was right…If only he can get back home…! According to a recent Critique, “I cannot imagine any parent or guardian not wanting to read this book to their child!… Parents everywhere applaud you!” Sherrill S. Cannon is also the author of the popular Santa’s Birthday Gift, published by Eloquent Books in November, 2009. Cannon, a former teacher, enjoys the creative process and says her goal in each book is to teach good manners, as well as caring for others. She is already working on several new children’s books.

Cheryl’s Review
Clever story to teach kids about why whining is not a good habit to have. When I whined while reading some of the character’s lines my daughter covered her ears and asked me to stop. This gave us the opportunity to talk about how annoying whining can be to those who have to hear it. The Whimper-Whineys are amusing characters who have created a land that is sad and depressing. Just annoying enough to inspire us to avoid habits that would lead to such a place. Entertaining way to approach a topic that can be tough for kids to understand.

 
Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!
Content: Clean

Ebook for review

This book can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.